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New IIoT Conference at Hannover Messe to Guide Industrial Tech Buyers
(London, 31 January 2019): The IoT M2M Council (IMC), the largest trade organization dedicated to the Internet of Things, will join forces with Hannover Messe, the world’s largest manufacturing trade show, to produce a conference that will give practical advice on procuring IoT technology solutions. Machine communication has become an integral part of advanced manufacturing, allowing for predictive maintenance in production lines, more efficient supply chains, and many other benefits. Hannover Messe has been a focal point for these cutting-edge technologies, but the IMC’s IIoT Infrastructure Conference will take a new approach, focusing on practical issues of procurement for industrial buyers.
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IMC Elects HPE’s Bregulla as New Chairman, Leverages User Inputs to Accelerate IoT Adoption
London (2 January 2019): The IoT M2M Council (IMC), with 25,000 members the largest trade organization serving the nascent technology sector called the “Internet of Things” (IoT), has elected as its 2019 chairman Volkhard Bregulla, Vice President, Global Manufacturing, Automotive and IoT at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). Bregulla succeeds Syed Hosain, CTO of Aeris, as the IMC chair, and will be joined for the first time by an IMC Vice Chairman, Sara Brown, VP of Marketing with MultiTech.
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IoT Visitors at CES 2018 Showed Huge Increases in Smart Home, Automotive, Wearables, Healthcare
(London, 25 July 2018): Attendees from key IoT markets at CES 2018 showed dramatic increases over the previous year, according to the IoT M2M Council, a trade group that organizes a pavilion and conference at CES covering infrastructure for the nascent technology sector known as the Internet of Things. The show's latest audit indicates that CES visitors interested in automotive and wearables increased by more than 40% over 2017, while visitors interested in healthcare increased a whopping 71%. Even attendees interested in the smart home/appliance/energy sector, thought to be a relatively mature market for CES, increased by 28%.
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IoT Demographics Matter, New Research Shows
(London, 16 July 2018): New research released by the IoT M2M Council - a trade association that represents 25,000 IoT buyers worldwide - shows that there are strong differences in how IoT technology adoption is viewed by OEMs, applications developers, and enterprise users. The results were generated by new queries in the IMC's Quarterly IoT Buyers' Index for Q2 2018, a survey of more than 100 individuals from these three categories. The report shows surprisingly clear distinctions between IoT technology buyers in what they view as their biggest hurdles and their timeframes for finishing projects. Perhaps the biggest surprise was that security and privacy issues surrounding connected devices were not among buyers' top concerns.
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Nokia to launch vertical IoT packages at MWC
Ready for this month's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Nokia has launched off-the-shelf IoT packages to help operators win business in vertical IoT markets.
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IBM uses IoT and blockchain to help California tackle drought
The Freshwater Trust is partnering with IBM Research and SweetSense, a provider of low-cost satellite connected sensors, to pilot technologies that can accurately monitor and track groundwater use in one of the largest and most at risk aquifers in North America.
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Vodafone and Genus put NB-IoT to test in India
Vodafone Idea, India's largest telco, is working with local smart metering company Genus Power Infra to establish a commercial-scale proof of concept of NB-IoT network in the country.
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